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"Let's Face the Music and Dance" is a song written in 1936 by Irving Berlin for the film Follow the Fleet, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and featured in a celebrated dance duet with Astaire and Ginger Rogers.wikipedia
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Follow the Fleet

"Let's Face the Music and Dance" is a song written in 1936 by Irving Berlin for the film Follow the Fleet, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and featured in a celebrated dance duet with Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Follow the Fleet was extremely successful at the box office, and during 1936, Astaire's recorded versions of "Let Yourself Go", "I'm Putting all My Eggs in One Basket", and "Let's Face the Music and Dance" reached their highest positions of 3rd, 2nd, 3rd respectively in the US Hit Parade.

Pennies from Heaven (1981 film)

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It is also used in Pennies from Heaven, where Astaire's voice is lip-synched by Steve Martin, and in a celebrated Morecambe and Wise sketch involving newsreader Angela Rippon.
The film includes musical numbers consisting of actors lip-syncing and dancing to popular songs of the 1920s and 1930s, such as "Let's Misbehave", "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Let's Face the Music and Dance" and the title song.

Ginger Rogers

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"Let's Face the Music and Dance" is a song written in 1936 by Irving Berlin for the film Follow the Fleet, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and featured in a celebrated dance duet with Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
They also point to the use Astaire made of her remarkably flexible back in classic romantic dances such as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" from Roberta, "Cheek to Cheek" from Top Hat, and "Let's Face the Music and Dance" from Follow the Fleet.

Fred Astaire

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"Let's Face the Music and Dance" is a song written in 1936 by Irving Berlin for the film Follow the Fleet, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and featured in a celebrated dance duet with Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Extremely modest about his singing abilities (he frequently claimed that he could not sing, but the critics rated him as among the finest), Astaire introduced some of the most celebrated songs from the Great American Songbook, in particular, Cole Porter's: "Night and Day" in Gay Divorce (1932); "So Near and Yet So Far" in You'll Never Get Rich (1941); Irving Berlin's "Isn't This a Lovely Day?", "Cheek to Cheek", and "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" in Top Hat (1935); "Let's Face the Music and Dance" in Follow the Fleet (1936); and "Change Partners" in Carefree (1938).

Torvill and Dean

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In the 1990s, Nat 'King' Cole's version was used in a famous advert for Allied Dunbar; in response to this (and to the song's use by Torvill and Dean in the 1994 Winter Olympics) this version was reissued and reached number 30 in the UK charts in March 1994.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book

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Ella Fitzgerald included this song in her landmark Verve Records release: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook.

Ted Fio Rito

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Hit versions in 1936 were by Fred Astaire and by Ted Fio Rito & His Orchestra (vocal by Stanley Hickman).

Irving Berlin

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"Let's Face the Music and Dance" is a song written in 1936 by Irving Berlin for the film Follow the Fleet, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and featured in a celebrated dance duet with Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Steve Martin

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It is also used in Pennies from Heaven, where Astaire's voice is lip-synched by Steve Martin, and in a celebrated Morecambe and Wise sketch involving newsreader Angela Rippon.

Morecambe and Wise

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It is also used in Pennies from Heaven, where Astaire's voice is lip-synched by Steve Martin, and in a celebrated Morecambe and Wise sketch involving newsreader Angela Rippon.

Angela Rippon

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It is also used in Pennies from Heaven, where Astaire's voice is lip-synched by Steve Martin, and in a celebrated Morecambe and Wise sketch involving newsreader Angela Rippon.

Allied Dunbar

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In the 1990s, Nat 'King' Cole's version was used in a famous advert for Allied Dunbar; in response to this (and to the song's use by Torvill and Dean in the 1994 Winter Olympics) this version was reissued and reached number 30 in the UK charts in March 1994.

1994 Winter Olympics

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In the 1990s, Nat 'King' Cole's version was used in a famous advert for Allied Dunbar; in response to this (and to the song's use by Torvill and Dean in the 1994 Winter Olympics) this version was reissued and reached number 30 in the UK charts in March 1994.

Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald included this song in her landmark Verve Records release: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook.

Verve Records

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Ella Fitzgerald included this song in her landmark Verve Records release: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook.

Todd Gordon

In 2014, Scottish singer Todd Gordon recorded a duet with New York-based jazz singer Sunny Kim included on the album, Love dot com.

Sunny Kim (singer)

Sunny Kim
In 2014, Scottish singer Todd Gordon recorded a duet with New York-based jazz singer Sunny Kim included on the album, Love dot com.

Let's Sing and Dance

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Great American Songbook

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